2010 Irish Blog Awards (not so) Shortlists

Irish Blog Awards are on Twitter if you want to be updated on website updates.

Congratulations to all who made it this far, a massive massive thank you to all the judges who worked their socks off to bring us to this point.

Judging Round 1 is now done. Judging Round 2 will start on Friday. After Round 2, a finalist lists will be released.

Below are the Shortlists. With all blogs judged, we have shortened the lists to 25 in some categories and less in others. Some blogs are listed in multiple categories, however a blog can only be moved forward into one category. Shortlistees have until Friday at 3pm to choose the category you want it to remain in or it will be done for you. Please email Contact < at > awards.ie with the exact subjectline: Blog Choice 2010, tell us what categories it was shortlisted in and what category you want it moved forward in to.

Best Popculture blog

– Sponsored by Insure.ie

Best Food/Drink Blog

– Sponsored by Bord Bia

Best Beauty/Fashion Blog

– Sponsored by Spinnakerpro

Best Music Blog

– Sponsored by deStudio

Best Photo Blog

– Sponsored by Pix.ie

Best Technology Blog/Blogger

– Sponsored by Bitbuzz

Best Sport & Recreation Blog

– Sponsored by Boards.ie

Best Blog of a Business

– Sponsored by RedCardinal.ie

Best Arts and Culture Blog

– Sponsored by Poetry Ireland

Best Blog from a Journalist

– Sponsored by BVisible

Best News/Current Affairs Blog

– Sponsored by dediserve

Best Group Blog

– Sponsored by Red Fly Marketing

Best Political Blog

– Sponsored by Digital Revolutionaries

Best Blog of a Politician

Use of the Irish Language in a Blog

– Sponsored by Edgecast Media

Best Specialist Blog

– Sponsored by iQ Content

Best Newcomer

– Sponsored by LastMinute.com

Best Youth Blog – Sponsored by Spunout.ie

Best Personal Blog

– Sponsored by Microsoft Ireland’s Developer and Platform Group

Best Humour Blog

– Sponsored by Maximise

Best Blog Post

– Sponsored by KRO IT Solutions
Shortlistees to be announced soon


  1. Mark Walsh says:

    MAde the cut in best youth. Nice. Congrats to all.

  2. Ian Healy says:

    Oh its ON,Mark 😉

  3. Grannymar says:

    Thank you everyone, I am humbled to see my name listed again this year.

  4. Ian Healy says:

    Good birthday present, eh? 😀

  5. Grannymar says:

    Ian, If you meant me, YES it is a great birthday present!

    Well done to who made the cut this time.

  6. Shane Teskey says:

    Absolutely delighted to have made the shortlist. Win or lose – looking forward to a great night in Galway!

  7. Thank you very much! I’m chuffed to be shortlisted. Best of luck to everyone

  8. Ope says:

    Well done to all who’ve made the cut. Will the criteria by which they were picked be made public? Could help improve the quality of blogs overall.

  9. Darren Mooney says:

    Thanks. Much appreciated. Can’t believe we made it. Wow.

  10. Jamie says:

    Woot!!! Thanks guys 🙂

  11. Ed Giansante says:

    Cool guys! Looking forward to it!

  12. Lynnie says:

    Holy moly. Cannot quite believe I made the “short”list for Best Personal! Delighted 😀

    Lynnie @Lyndar The Merciless

  13. Thanks to the judges for keeping me in this far and hope they enjoyed passing by my blog! Whatever happens this has all been a rather unexpected and happy adventure.

  14. Wow! Bit surprised to be nominated to be honest, but thanks so much. Didn’t think I gave anything like enough attention to my blog to merit this!

  15. Wow, so glad to see many of my own favourites here; lots of new favourites too from all the new links to visit. Congratulations everyone!

  16. Ian Healy says:

    Of course I meant you, Grannymar! 😀

  17. Dave Davis says:

    Congratulations everyone. It’s a very tight race. Some extremely tough competition this year. Best of luck to all on the night.

  18. Mire Man says:

    Great to be shortlisted and to see so many good blogs. Thanks!

  19. Very excited to have made the cut, only been blogging for a few months now so it’s a great feeling 🙂

  20. Stan says:

    This is a very handy page for finding new Irish blogs to investigate — be they new to the world or just to me.

    Thanks to whoever nominated Sentence first and judged it worthy of the (not so) shortlist. Good luck to all the nominees, and have a great night in Galway!

  21. hammie says:

    Wow! I’m delighted to be nominated and will celebrate that, as the company I am keeping in each category makes me feel a little bit like a home made animated feature; against the likes of “UP”.
    Thanks to everyone for organising the awards. Really chuffed. xx

  22. Darren Mooney says:

    Just a quick question: will the finalised shortlists be published, or are they simply available to the judges?

  23. Celine says:

    Hi there.. I’m nominated in the Pop Culture section (yay!).. just a note to say that the link doesn’t seem to be working when you click on “Soaperstar” … the web address should read http://www.soaperstar.blogspot.com just in case it’s confusing anyone. Thanks!

  24. Joseph says:

    Thanks for the nominations and drafting. We are very chuffed 🙂

  25. Great to get this far, and the blog just got syndicated this week as well. Must be something in the air.

  26. Simona says:

    Great stuff, Damien, just discovered your fluffy links website and all you do – interesting ideas and some really good quality content there.


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